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The team at Gradplus are pleased to provide you with coverage of the key issues and stories in the graduate sector.


AGCAS backs degree classification scrapping plans

Employers would welcome the chance to see a more general overview of graduates' abilities and qualifications, it has been suggested. read more...


REC welcomes increasing hiring trend

Hiring activity appears to increasing among UK companies as the economic recovery progresses, it was suggested today (June 3rd).

Earlier this week, Reed.co.uk claimed that employer demand for new workers rose by one per cent in May compared to April, news which will be welcomed by graduates. read more...


Half of West Midlands firms 'will recruit this year'

Graduate job hunters have been informed that almost half of the companies in the West Midlands plan to recruit new staff this year. read more...


Company heads to universities for new graduate recruitment drive

Two ambitious university leavers have joined a UK events company as part of its new graduate recruitment strategy, it has been confirmed.

Patrick Ockendon and Maj Asif, who graduated from Swansea Metropolitan University and the University College for Creative Arts respectively, have been snapped up by Corporate Innovations. read more...


FTSE 100 employers missing out on graduate talent

New research has shown that employers offering graduate jobs are not finding the candidates they want because their branding is too weak.

Conducted by GradFutures.


Graduate employers 'need to rethink recruitment strategies'

Students are looking at university courses in terms of teaching quality rather than institutional prestige, which means graduate employers need to alter their employment criteria. read more...


Graduate recruitment gives 500% return

Employers who offer graduate jobs are seeing the money they spend in the process come back to them five-fold. read more...


Employers scramble for places at graduate job fair

Graduate employers have oversubscribed a jobs fair in Reading, suggesting that companies are keen to get fresh talent into work.

The recession saw many firms, such as BT, cancel their graduate job schemes, but the Autumn Careers and Placement Fair at the University of Reading will see all 70 employer stands filled up. read more...


Businesses 'can benefit' from graduate work experience

Employers see graduate work experience as beneficial to the success of their company, new research has revealed.

Some 87 per cent of respondents to the Populus survey, commissioned for the government's Backing Young Britain campaign, said that taking on a graduate to provide work experience is "good practice". read more...


PricewaterhouseCoopers is 'top graduate employer'

The Times has released the latest rundown of its Top 100 Graduate Employers and professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has bagged the number one spot for the sixth year in a row. read more...

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